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TJT Heads to SA- what does this mean for SOE?
« on: May 17, 2017, 10:34:51 AM »
Atu2 homepage is reporting that the tour has been confirmed to go to SA. Will this affect SOE? I can't imagine the album being released while on an anniversary tour since they can't do promotional work. I'm really starting to believe the album will not be released until Christmas-January 2018.

I do think the dvd will be filmed down there.



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Re: TJT Heads to SA- what does this mean for SOE?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 10:48:39 AM »
If that's true it would be clear that U2 were not able to finish SOE. Of course they don't tour SA and play The Joshua Tree while they were supposed to promote a new record. If that story is true Songs Of Experience will not be released before End of February 2018!
 

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Re: TJT Heads to SA- what does this mean for SOE?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 11:18:32 AM »
South Africa?

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Re: TJT Heads to SA- what does this mean for SOE?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 11:20:14 AM »
Contradicts what Bono said within the last couple months about the tour being finalized and those being all of the dates. Doesn't really make sense for them to continue TJT tour there--would make more sense for them to release the new album and begin that tour there.

Are we sure The Edge meant TJT tour would be continuing there? Maybe he was alluding to the next album + tour?

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Re: TJT Heads to SA- what does this mean for SOE?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 11:25:55 AM »
Strange indeed, it is most likely alluding to the new tour seeing that SOE will either be released in time for Christmas or not til March 2018. Noel Gallagher is releasing a new album soon as well, and he is very popular in South America.  I think this most likely ties into both bands new albums/tour.
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2017, 11:34:49 AM »
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South Africa?

Saudi Arabia.

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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2017, 11:42:53 AM »
The cynic in me says that the band will always fly by the seat of their collective pants, and any excuse to postpone a new album and tour -- and thereby open themselves up to criticism and charges of creative bankruptcy -- will be welcomed and acted upon.

I mean, a (very average) song honoring Nelson Mandela caused them to postpone SOI for half a year or whatever it was? Psssssh.

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« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2017, 12:11:37 PM »
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South Africa?

Saudi Arabia.

South Antarctica. It's south america

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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2017, 12:12:05 PM »
U2 IE Tour 2015-2015

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The cynic in me says that the band will always fly by the seat of their collective pants, and any excuse to postpone a new album and tour -- and thereby open themselves up to criticism and charges of creative bankruptcy -- will be welcomed and acted upon.

I mean, a (very average) song honoring Nelson Mandela caused them to postpone SOI for half a year or whatever it was? Psssssh.

Very average? I'd say you are being very generous Mr. Exile!

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South Africa?

Saudi Arabia.

Swansea

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Re: TJT Heads to SA- what does this mean for SOE?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2017, 12:41:28 PM »
My thought is that since I&E is an arena tour and JT is a stadium tour and they really need to do stadiums in SA they are going to tour there as the JT tour.  That doesn't mean they can't play more new songs and I suspect they probably will.

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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2017, 12:44:04 PM »
My thoughts are that JT will bring them a lot more $ then touring SOE right now. Keep milking the cow. They'll push SOE to 2018.

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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2017, 12:50:37 PM »
It's unlikely that U2 release a new record and the first place they play it live is Saudi Arabia, South Africa or South America. Won't happen.

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« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2017, 12:52:56 PM »
I think we will get an album this year. We've seen artwork and heard a song already.
Don't be surprised if another tour is imminent straight after TJT. Is that really beyond the realms of possibility? I don't think so.
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